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Making the decision to come for counselling is the first step on the journey to discovering and understanding more about yourself, your relationships and your place in the world.
I am an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor and an Accredited Member of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy). My private practice is based in the heart of the historic, market town of Saffron Walden in Essex . Saffron Walden is within easy reach of Cambridge, Bishops Stortford, Haverhill and surrounding towns and villages in Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.
What I can help with:
- Support through unexpected life events, period of change and loss
- Exploring, understanding and learning to manage overwhelming emotions
- Recognising and releasing old patterns of behaviour that no longer work
- Exploring and understanding your relationship with yourself and others
- Developing more fulfilling relationships
- Reconnecting or finding a greater sense of purpose
- Realising your inner potential
My approach is primarily humanistic, grounded in Attachment Theory and guided by current neuroscience.
I work with people from different walks of life, offering a space to reflect, explore, find meaning to enhance life and to live more consciously.
I am also trained in somatic trauma work and I have experience with supporting people who are suffering with anxiety, depression, trauma, developmental trauma, attachment and relationship complications, neglect and abuse.
My work acknowledges the crucial link between mind, body, heart and soul; the embodied self.
“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
― C.G. Jung.
Training, qualifications & experience
Psychoanalytic & Jungian Studies
BSc. (Hons) Integrative Counselling
Advanced Dip. Integrative Counselling
Diploma Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory
Certificate in Humanistic Counselling
Post training :
Diploma in Jungian Psychology
Person Centred Art Counselling Skills
Somatic Trauma Training Certificate
Advanced Supervision Certificate
Creative & Expressive Therapy
Stress Reduction Mindfulness
Trauma & Somatic Body Awareness
Art making and the healing process
Healing through the creative process
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The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£65.00 - £75.00
Individual 60 minute session: £65.00 to 75.00 1 hr
Monday to Fridays
Couples and Relationship sessions: £90.00 (1hr.15) (2 people)
Group (4)£140.00 (1.5hr) £25 for each additional person.
Our world is a troubled world. Sometimes we find ourselves struggling with all the demands life expects of us. Navigating our way through the forest alone feels almost impossible. I offer a safe space for you to explore your inner and outer landscape, to discover your own meaning and path, to enhance your world and enable you to live more consciously.
I work with:
Anxiety, panic attacks, depression, heartbreak, betrayal, loss, illness, developmental neglect and trauma, development and attachment, family trauma, work related stress, relationships, abuse, pain and transitional life stages.